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Restoration Agriculture Farm Tour

Minerva, OH 

Sunday, October 12, 2014
12-4 p.m.

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Kip Gardner of Creekview Ridge Farm grows fruit, seasonal vegetables, hay, and small livestock on 25 acres of fields, hillside pasture, woodlands, streams, and wetlands. From October 9-11, the farm will host Permaculture practitioner, teacher, and author Mark Shepard for a multi-part workshop on Restoration Agriculture. Restoration Agriculture is aimed at restoring farm-scale agricultural ecosystem services by integrating perennial crops and livestock to produce abundant food, fiber, and fuel. Join this tour to see how the theory of Restoration Agriculture is being put into practice on a diversified family farm. For those wishing to delve deeper, contact Kip to learn more or register for the October 9-11 workshop.

This event is presented by OEFFA and part of the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, providing unique opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable food and fiber production in a real world setting from farmers with years of practical experience.

Consumers interested in local foods, farmers and market gardeners wanting to learn more and network with other farmers, and aspiring and beginning farmers, are encouraged to attend.

All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted.

Creekview Ridge Farm
9047 Magnet Rd. NE, Minerva, OH 44657

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/documents/farmtour2014.pdf

 

First Aid Naturally

Marysville, OH 

Sunday, October 12, 2014
2:00-4:30pm

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Instructor: Dawn Combs, Mockingbird Meadows

Learn to identify and plant a selection of herbs that are handy in the case of emergency. You will learn the terminology for basic natural first aid and leave with a list of tools and herbs with which to stock your Herbal First Aid kit. Cut yourself in the kitchen? Find out the common weed that will stop the bleeding. Your child has a stubborn splinter and you would rather not cut it out? Learn the herb in your backyard that can be used to draw it out.

Pre-registration is required. Cost: $50.

Mockingbird Meadows
Marysville, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

Market Gardening

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Have you ever considered taking it up a notch and growing for market? Or daydreamed about becoming a farmer? Come hear what it’s really like. We’ll talk about things you should consider if you’re thinking about raising vegetables (or other farm products) to sell. Topics will include planning, identifying markets, understanding regulations, and marketing. We’ll also consider the pros and cons of various sorts of direct marketing such as farmers markets, CSAs and selling to restaurants.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

Plant Identification Weed Walk

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 19, 2014
9am-10am

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Instructor: Dawn Combs, Mockingbird Meadow

Bring your guidebooks, binoculars, walking shoes and appropriate clothing.

It is recommended that you pre-register. Cost: Free.

Sharon Woods Metropark
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Dawn Combs / 614-354-5162 /

http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Monday, October 20, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Value-Added Food Production and Marketing

Free online webinar 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Emily Adams, an OSU Extension educator.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/valueadded

 

Slow Money National Gathering

Louisville, KY 

Monday, November 10, 2014 through Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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A local and global gathering on food, investing, and culture.

Featured Speakers: Vandana Shiva, Eliot Coleman, Joel Salatin, Gary Nabhan, David Buchanan, David Orr, Patrick Holden, Greg Steltenpohl, Amy Domini, and Mary Dee Berry

The program of Slow Money National Gatherings integrates internationally recognized thought leadership, next generation social entrepreneurship, and an environment that fosters shared learning across the full spectrum of backgrounds—from the most sophisticated financiers to individual investors, from farmers to food entrepreneurs.

The program also includes elements of film, music, and Meet the Author sessions, because fixing the economy from the ground up is not only a financial activity, but also a cultural one.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Louisville, KY

Contact:
/ 303.443.1154 /

http://slowmoney.org/national-gathering/2014/home

 

Season Creation Workshop at Green Edge Gardens

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action are providing growers, agriculture educators, and other professionals with the tools and understanding they need to increase the productive use of high tunnels.

Now is your chance to experience and learn the Green Edge model of year-round growing!

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Contact:
Tom Redfern / (740) 677-4047 /

 

Five-Day Solar Electric Workshop

Wooster, OH 

Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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With prices for photovoltaic (PV) systems falling and demand exploding, systems are suddenly economical for nearly every home or farm. If you have ever wanted to make your farm energy independent, take your homestead off the grid, or start your own business installing PV systems, now is a great time!

Join OEFFA and Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a five-day training course where you will learn how to design and install photovoltaic systems. The course will be equally divided between lectures and hands-on labs. You will learn with a working PV system, dismantling and reinstalling it, troubleshooting, and test its proper operation. You will also learn how to integrate a working wind turbine into the PV system. At the end of the week, you will have the opportunity to sit for an internationally recognized certification Level 1 examination offered by the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA), which allows you to receive a respected industry credential demonstrating your knowledge.

Cost: $930 for OEFFA members, $970 for non-members. The cost includes ETA fees, an installation toolkit, and a course workbook. Lunch is provided on each class day. Contact OEFFA if you would like to discuss installment options. All attendees must be paid in full by the beginning of their first class.

Registration: Registration is limited to 10 students. Register online at www.oeffa.org by Wednesday, November 5. To register by mail, send a check made out to OEFFA along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA Solar Workshop, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, go to www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/pv-certification-solar-electric-workshops.

Local Roots Market and Café
140 S. Walnut St., Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Season Creation Workshop at Green Edge Gardens

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action are providing growers, agriculture educators, and other professionals with the tools and understanding they need to increase the productive use of high tunnels.

Now is your chance to experience and learn the Green Edge model of year-round growing!

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, January 25, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 
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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011